Monday, April 18th, 2011 Posted by Jim Thacker

e-on software releases teaser video for LumenRT

e-on software has released new teaser videos for LumenRT, its upcoming real-time visualiation package.

The video above shows Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion, rendered from the Google Warehouse model. According to the new LumenRT website, it rendered at 0.03 seconds per frame (that is, just over 30 fps) after an unspecified pre-processing period.

Visually, we’d say it’s in the same ballpark as the teaser for Act-3D’s Lumion, if not that of the (presumably considerably more expensive) TwinMotion 2, both released late last year.

Pricing has yet to be announced, but a unique selling point for LumenRT looks likely to be its integration with host software: the tool will first be rolled out as a plug-in for SketchUp and SketchUp Pro, and later for other apps.

e-on describes the release as “imminent”.

e-on software today announced the imminent release of LumenRT, the company’s revolutionary new product for the visualization of architectural projects in real-time 3D with photo-real illumination.

LumenRT Review for SketchUp, the first product of the line, will work with both the free and the Pro versions of SketchUp. Sample pictures and videos uploaded to the website showcase the amazing quality of the real-time visualizations produced by the product.

Beyond Static Renders: High Fidelity Real-Time Visualization
Thanks to LumenRT, architects no longer have to choose between high-quality images and real-time visualization: They can walk or fly through their designs and experience the true quality of light in fully interactive 3D!

Designed to provide high fidelity visualization with accurate lighting including Global Illumination, shadows and reflections, LumenRT is the ideal solution for:

  • Creating a virtual interactive showroom
  • Demonstrating and sharing design concepts
  • Visualizing 3D models in client presentations
  • Exposing projects in fully real-time photo-realistic 3D

Revolutionary Capabilities
LumenRT provides a number of revolutionary capabilities to breathe life into 3D designs including:

  • A More Engaging User Experience
    Allow clients and co-workers to interact with designs in a much more immersive and exciting manner.
  • No Need for Specialized Viewing Software
    LumenRT LiveCubes are shared as self running files that play on PC and Mac platforms. Just click and run – it’s as simple as that
  • Seamless Background Processing
    Allows models to be transformed into LumenRT LiveCubes with a single mouse click, rendering in the background while you continue to work.

Visit for the Latest News and Views

The new website provides the latest, most up-to-date information on LumenRT, showcasing capabilities, tutorials, and user spotlights. The inaugural content provides a look at the first videos and images which highlight the power and key features of LumenRT. More content will be added regularly.

LumenRT Review for SketchUp and SketchUp Pro is scheduled for release very soon. Pricing information will be disclosed at the time of release.

Visit the LumenRT website